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Thursday, 1 June 2006
telugu nalla lang
appo neenga eppo telugu kathukkirathu?

telugu nalla lang

akthukkirathum easy. b'coz Telugu south indian language la.

naanaa - appa
Tammudu - Thambi
Chellilu - Thangai
Thathaiyaa - Grandpa
Avva - paatti
Abbayi - boy or guy
ammayee - gal (naan telugula kathukitta mudhal word)
Allagha - appadiyaa
Malli - marubadiyum
Bhojanam aiynthiayaa - saapadu saaptacha?
Snanam ainthiyaa - Kulichachaa?
Tea Thaagandi - Tea kudinga
aahali - pasi
aa ammayee chaala andhanga undhi (naan telugula kathukitta mudhal sentence
hee hee)
(Andha ponnu romba azhaga irukkuranga) haa haa

chinna babu - chinna payyan
chinna pappa - chinna ponnu

pora - poda
raraa - vaadaa

aagu - stop
orey, oofffuraa - adey, podhum da niruthu un pechai :) :)

remote Posted by abs at 11:26 AM
Tuesday, 28 March 2006
Kuwait Hospital in Puttalam Inaugurated
Date : 2006-03-28

Kuwait Hospital in Puttalam Inaugurated

Colombo, 28 March, ( A 50-bed Kuwait hospital in
Puttalam was declared open on Sunday at a simple ceremony. This is said
to be the first phase of the project launched by the Social Service
Department of Sri Lanka Jama'ath e Islami and the project was sponsored
by Zakat House, Kuwait .

'This Hospital is equipped with almost all the basic facilities of a
modern hospital' said Dr. Khaleelur Rahman, Medical Director of the

'It has Emergency Treatment Unit, Operation Theatre, X-Ray Unit, Ultra
Sound Unit, Maternity Care Unit with labour Room, Dental Care Unit, ,
Male General ward, Female General Ward, Patient Rooms, Medical
Laboratory, Pharmacy, Nurses quarters, Doctors Quarters etc.It also has
24-hour OPD and Ambulance Services' he elaborated.

Chairman of the Kuwait Hospital Foundation, Faisz Musthafa, a former
Chairman of Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka and also former Sri
Lankan High Commissioner in London, in his address at the ceremony shed
light on the main features of this Project and thanked all those who
were instrumental in completing this Project in a short period of around
18 months.

He also said that it was a great learning experience for him to work
with Jama'ath e Islami. He said he was very much impressed by the
dedication, teamwork, selflessness and commitment of the Jamaat team he
worked with.

Later Musthafa and former provincial health minister Al Haj Navavi
jointly inaugurated the Kuwait Hospital Road Development Project under
the Maga Neguma Project of the Government.

'A grand Ceremonial Opening will be held in the later part of April when
the hospital will be ready to function in full scale' said M.R.M.Salman,
Attorney at Law, the Secretary of the Kuwait Hospital Foundation. 'A
cabinet minister of the Government of Kuwait is expected to be the Chief
Guest at this Ceremony,' he said.

- Asian Tribune -


remote Posted by abs at 8:11 AM
Monday, 27 March 2006
Sri Lankan Clocks Go Back to Tiger Time As Experiment Fails
Clocks Go Back to Tiger Time As Experiment Fails
Associated Press in Colombo
Monday March 6, 2006
The Guardian ht
Sri Lanka is to revert to its previous time zone from April 14 after a
failed experiment, lasting nearly 10 years, aimed at maximising daylight

As the country's traditional new year begins clocks will be set five and
a half hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, falling in line with the
rebel Tamil Tigers, who refused to make the switch a decade ago.

In 1996 Sri Lanka advanced its clocks by an hour, then later that year
dropped back by 30 minutes. But the hoped-for cut in electricity
consumption did not happen and the move was unpopular as it had upset
children's bedtimes.

Lanka Puts Clocks Back By 30 mins..
March 04, 2006 23:54 IST
Sri Lanka will put back its clocks by half an hour and revert to the
practise of having the same standard time as India after its 10-year
experiment to save daytime failed.

President Mahinda Rajapakse said the country will revert to its original
standard time, five and a half hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, which
the country maintained till May 1996.

"The change will take place from the Tamil and Sinhala New Year on April
13," the state-run SLBC radio said. "The president made the order after
complaints from parents that school children were inconvenienced by the
new time."

In May 1996, the then government advanced the clock by an hour and by
October that year brought it back by half hour to put Sri Lanka six
hours ahead of GMT. The advancing of the clock in 1996 was rejected by
Tamil Tiger rebels who control large parts of the island leading to two
time zones within the island.

Sri Lanka reverting back to its old time zone would have implications
for astrologers, computers, airline schedules and Microsoft whose latest
Windows versions give Sri Lanka standard time as six hours ahead of GMT.



remote Posted by abs at 10:19 AM
Why Are Non-Muslims Not Allowed Into the Holy Cities of Makkah & Madinah

Irfan wroTE:


Why are non-Muslims not allowed in the holy cities of Makkah and


Dr. Zakir Naik

It is true that non-Muslims are not allowed in the holy cities of Makkah
and Madinah, by law. The following points will serve to elucidate the
possible reasoning behind such a restriction.

1. All citizens are not permitted in the cantonment area

I am a citizen of India. Yet, I am not permitted to enter certain
restricted areas like the cantonment. In every country there are certain
areas where a common citizen of that country cannot enter. Only a
citizen who is enrolled in the military or those who are connected with
the defence of the country are allowed in the cantonment area. Similarly
Islam is a Universal Religion for the entire world and for all human
beings. The cantonment areas of Islam are the two holy cites of Makkah
and Madinah. Here only those who believe in Islam and are involved in
the defence of Islam i.e. the Muslims are allowed.

It would be illogical for a common citizen to object against the
restriction on entering a cantonment area. Similarly it is not
appropriate for non-Muslims to object against the restriction on
non-Muslims against entering Makkah and Madinah.

2. Visa to enter Makkah and Madinah

a. Whenever a person travels to a foreign country he has to first
apply for a visa i.e. the permission to enter that country. Every
country has its own rules, regulations and requirements for issuing a
visa. Unless their criteria are satisfied they will not issue a visa.

b. One of the countries which is very strict in issuing a visa is
the United States of America, especially when issuing visas to citizens
of the third world. They have several conditions and requirements to be
fulfilled before they issue a visa.

c. When I visited Singapore, it was mentioned on their immigration
form - death to drug traffickers. If I want to visit Singapore I have to
abide by the rules. I cannot say that death penalty is a barbaric
punishment. Only if I agree with their requirements and conditions will
I be permitted to enter the country.

d. The Visa - The primary condition required for any human being to
enter Makkah or Madina is to say with his lips, La ila ha illallah
Muhammed ur Rasulullah meaning that 'there is no God but Allah and
Muhammed (pbuh) is His Messenger.'



remote Posted by abs at 9:19 AM
Saturday, 11 March 2006
Refugees Voices: Displaced Muslim in Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Refugees VoicES: Displaced Muslim in Puttalam, Sri Lanka


The majority of the population in Sri Lanka is Sinhalese Buddhist. The
Tamils, who are dominant in the northern and eastern parts of the
country, form the biggest minority on the island. The Tamils are mainly
Hindu, but a group of Tamil Muslims makes up 7% of the total population
of Sri Lanka.

Fighting broke out in the northern areas of the country in the early
1980s between the government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil
Eelam (LTTE). The LTTE claimed to be fighting the government in order to
free the Tamil community from the domination of the Buddhist majority;
however, the LTTE was not supported by the Muslim segment of the Tamil
community, which backed the Sri Lankan government.

In the early 1990s, the LTTE had de facto control over most of the
northern Jaffna peninsula. In October1990, the LTTE decided to evict the
Muslim population of Jaffna, approximately 100,000 people, with two days
notice. The Muslims were told to leave the North within 48 hours or face
death. They were carefully searched by the LTTE prior to their departure
and all their possessions and valuables were taken away from them. They
were permitted to carry with them 300 Rupees (about $3 US) for
transportation out of Jaffna and a change of clothes. Thousands of
Muslims fled to the area of Puttalam in western Sri Lanka, where they
have lived for more than a decade.

Ramsia is one of the displaced Muslims now living in Puttalam who fled
from Jaffna in 1990 with her husband and 10-month-old daughter.
According to Ramsia, prior to 1990, her Muslim community in Jaffna had
no disputes with the LTTE. The Tamil Muslims, although being of a
different religion than the Tamil Hindus, had many cultural similarities
to the Hindus. On more than one occasion, Ramsia's family gave shelter
to LTTE members who were trying to hide from the Sri Lankan armed

In Jaffna, Ramsia's husband was a fisherman, and the family owned
property and a house. However, these were taken over by the LTTE at the
time of the eviction of Muslims. The LTTE did a thorough checking of
Ramsia's family and took away their jewelry and cash. Ramsia was able to
hide a few hundred rupees in her shoes, but most of the others lost all
their savings. At the time of the eviction, Ramsia's two brothers were
taken away by the LTTE. Ramsia has never seen her brothers again and she
believes they were used as human shields by the LTTE.

After coming to Puttalam, Ramsia's family lived in a tent for two months
before local NGOs helped them set up a semi-permanent shelter. The local
population of Puttalam was at first welcoming to the displaced, but
relations deteriorated between the Muslims and the local community as
the Muslims soon outnumbered the locals, and the two groups began to
compete for limited resources. Ramsia acknowledges that she sometimes
encounters discrimination from the local community, and although a cease
fire agreement has been in effect between the Sri Lankan government and
the LTTE since early 2002, she is reluctant to go back to her original
home in Jaffna. Like many other displaced Muslims, she believes that as
long as there is no permanent peace between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan
government, there is no guarantee that the rights of the Muslims will be

Meanwhile, since the cease fire, her husband has gone back to Jaffna to
work as a fisherman. According to Ramsia, her husband is frequently
harassed when traveling through the LTTE-controlled areas between
Puttalam and Jaffna, but he is willing to take the risks because, for
the first time in more than a decade, he is able to do the kind of work
he knows best, and also earn money rather then having to depend on
handouts from government and aid agencies in the camps in Puttalam.

Ramsia says that her life was changed forever in 1990, and she has no
expectations about her future. She hopes, however, that one day there
will be a permanent peace in Sri Lanka and her four children will never
have to undergo the kind of experiences she and her husband did.

The interests of Tamil Muslims have been neglected in the Sri Lankan
peace process, with neither the government nor the LTTE adequately
addressing their needs for political participation and compensation for
property lost in the expulsion from Jaffna. Refugees International has
been advocating for the particular needs of the Tamil Muslim community
to be addressed as the peace process advances.

remote Posted by abs at 8:46 AM

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